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Valsartan vs Candesartan Cilexetil, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 34

This is personalized comparison of Valsartan vs Candesartan Cilexetil for a male aged 34. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Valsartan (latest outcomes from 9,847 users) has active ingredients of valsartan. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Candesartan cilexetil (latest outcomes from 6,135 users) has active ingredients of candesartan cilexetil. It is often used in high blood pressure.

On Dec, 21, 2014: 567 male patients aged 33 who take the same drugs are studied in Valsartan vs Candesartan Cilexetil

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Valsartan valsartannot specified
Candesartan Cilexetil candesartan cilexetilnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 33 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ValsartanCandesartan Cilexetil
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Drug Ineffective
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase IncreasedAnxiety
VomitingBack Pain
AnxietyInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Chest PainRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Headache (pain in head)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Cough
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Weight Decreased

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ValsartanCandesartan Cilexetil
Cardiac Failure CongestiveMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)Impotence (powerlessness)
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes)
Blood Cholesterol Increased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Candesartan Cilexetil0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Valsartan (valsartan) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Candesartan Cilexetil (candesartan cilexetil) is often used to treat high blood pressure. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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